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Is this offensive to anyone else? Not poop related :)

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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 Does the term "birth mother" piss anyone off?   I really dislike that term UNLESS the child is adopted or the mother has nothing to do with the child anymore.  Otherwise the mother should be referred to as just that...the MOTHER. Right?

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Never thought about it. (I don't have step kids or anything) but your right. I would be pissed off is a stepmom or girlfriend of my kids dad called me a birthmom.
pbcb
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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It's not necessarily offensive if used as BM/SM (identifying who's who), but I can see where it could be offensive in general conversation.

ermka
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
yes!! it annoys the crap out of me!
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crescentstar2
by Anne on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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I like "Incubator"

BEXi
by BEXi on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Im not offended by it at all.

                                                         
                                          
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by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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I think of bm as bio mom not birth mom. But I would be offended to be considered as just a "birth mom"
kngarber
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

 I guess I get that, but really if one woman is the step mother anyone should be able to figure out the other woman is the child's mother.

Quoting pbcb:

It's not necessarily offensive if used as BM/SM (identifying who's who), but I can see where it could be offensive in general conversation.

 

Bauxite-17
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM

I call my mother my Birth mom. Shes a horrible person though.

kngarber
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:40 PM

 I would smack someone right across the face if they ever said that to me about my children.  That's awful. 

Quoting crescentstar2:

I like "Incubator"

 

Aislin
by Platinum Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Just FYI many people find it offensive in adoption as well.

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